By Mutiah Fauzan

If I have a dollar every time I meet someone who end their year with a resolution, I will be having a beer with Jeff Bezos and Elon musk by now.

Ninety-nine percent of us, whether we spoke about it to our friends or kept it to ourselves, have made new year’s resolution. But if I told you that I had accomplished all resolutions for 2021, wouldn’t you want to know how I did it?

I don’t know any magic; I am not even patient enough to do meditation. So how in the world did I manage to tick all the boxes of my new year’s resolution? The answer is not magic nor some kind of magical potion with unicorn tears or elves’ wings.

When I made my new year’s resolution for 2021, somehow at the back of my mind, I already knew and prepared myself that it would be the most horrible year of my life. If I want everything to get done, it means I have to work a hundred times harder. Being laughed at by friends, loved ones belittling your ideas and being told that nothing can be done have pushed me to my limits.

Taking a big gulp of oxygen before I dive into the unknown abyss, I braced myself, for the worst time in 2021; all my pessimistic prediction came true. However, I got what I wanted. No matter how hard and painful, I feel like I have completed my mission and am ready for the next one.

Most people don’t realize this side of any resolution. In between, many factors are not pretty. Like trying to lose weight; there’s no easy way but to work out hard. Saying goodbye to yummy food and ice cream; passing up all you can eat buffet with your friends; everything will come with a price.

This is not an innovation, rather, shifting your perspective. It is either thinking about catching a unicorn that doesn’t exist or bracing yourself for a more significant role with enormous responsibilities. So before you make your 2022 resolutions, bare that in mind and get ready for the worst 2022 and the best of the end of 2022.